Animal Identification and Traceability System
The details of the implementation strategy suggested by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) for Animal Identification and Traceability System (AI&TS) as per the Allocation of Business Rules is Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries (DADF), New Delhi.
The DADF has prepared AI&TS and EFC meeting with Ministry of Finance was on 5th August, 2016 and after approval of EFC, the proposal would be sent to Cabinet for Approval.
At first phase, the cattle and buffaloes would be covered under AI&TS list for identification; and Monitoring of Artificial Insemination and birth of calf.
The Livestock Health and Disease Control (LH&DC) scheme envisages issuing of animal health card for which the DADF is providing financial assistance as an activity under FMDCP and PPRCP to maintain record of vaccination of these animals which would tackle the problem of outbreak of livestock diseases in addition of breeding activities proposed under AI&TS.